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The Greatness of Neil Peart

As a fan of the band Rush, it was with stunned disbelief when I read that Neil Peart passed away right after the new year.  Neil was a pro in every sense of the word.  After the announcement that he died from brain cancer, tributes poured in from fans, and fellow musicians.  His skills are…… Continue reading The Greatness of Neil Peart

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The Building of Integrity and Character

Throughout my career in the information technology field, I’ve lost count how many times I upgraded computer labs.  The time required for disconnecting and dismantling the computers were far quicker than the setup of the new machines.  New computer setups require extensive time and effort to properly get the machines set up, configured, and keeping…… Continue reading The Building of Integrity and Character

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Celebrate Your Accomplishments

As I watched the final round of The Open Championship, I wondered if the two top contenders going down the stretch had one any of golf’s majors.  I enjoy when someone can celebrate their first big win as a professional.  This year, Shane Lowry won handily, and raised the Claret Jug for his first major…… Continue reading Celebrate Your Accomplishments

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Embrace All Learning Examples

Think of life as just a long string of learning opportunities.  Individuals learn and grow through all stages of life, experiences building upon experiences.  Humans are simply a culmination of what they have learned and experienced from birth until death. Learning derives from experience.  When someone fails an exam in school, the lesson learned is…… Continue reading Embrace All Learning Examples

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Internship: Getting Experience

I was asked recently from a college student about how to get an internship position, and took some time to share my advice and recommendations.  One of the problems in the business and technology world is entry level positions do not seem to be truly entry level in terms of requirements.  Many entry level positions…… Continue reading Internship: Getting Experience

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Make the Year One of Continuous Improvement

As 2018 comes to an end, I notice the uptick of the post-Christmas commercials, which focus on the activities that are normally associated with New Year resolutions.  Whatever it may be, to exercise more, to improve diets, quit smoking, etc…, resolutions are usually doomed for failure.  People want to improve, but often fail because of…… Continue reading Make the Year One of Continuous Improvement

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Always Learn From Your Failures

I see the finished product or result of a world class artist, musician, or athlete, and I try to understand how they became so talented.  We see the grace and beauty of the movements, combined with the power and strength.  We can see the vision of creation, moving pieces of art or music that soothe…… Continue reading Always Learn From Your Failures